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Atlus has announced that role playing game Persona 5 has sold over two million copies worldwide on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
‘This has been an incredible year for our company, one that represents our ambitions for Japanese games in the west,’ CEO Naoto Hiraoka said when discussing the sales figures. ‘We are in the middle of experiencing tremendous growth, both in the west and abroad, and the sales of Persona 5 represent a new level of expectation for fans of the genre.’
Hiraoka added that while a title like this would’ve once been deemed niche, ‘Persona 5 is one of the most important titles this year.’ Back in April Atlus said that 1.5 million units had been shipped across the globe. This sold through number is far more impressive, though.
The Atlus USA Twitter account has thanked fans for supporting Persona 5 with a lovely bit of art from character designer Shigenori Soejima that you can see above.
Two million ain’t too shabby for a game that was shrouded in controversy at launch due to the whole streaming debacle. It’s even getting an anime next year, so it looks like Persona’s popularity isn’t waning.